Music

Live Music

Brother Yusef
Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

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Brother Yusef
Brother Yusef has been described as a master solo guitarist, as well as a uniquely passionate vocalist. His performances are as raw, honest and real as the genre has ever aspired to be. Honed over thirty years, he calls his multifaceted style, fattback blues for it’s a rich mix of Delta , Chicago and Texas blues alongside a hard driving Louisiana stomp. Fattback Blues combines "traditional" fingerpicking and slide guitar playing with the contemporary feel of urban blues, rock and funk.  He uses his right hand thumb to beat out a percussive bass-line and shuffle, while the index finger plays rhythm and lead lines, creating a full band sound with a solo guitar.

Born in Bakersfield California and later moving with his family to Southern California, Yusef picked up the guitar at 19 experimenting jazz, reggae, and R&B. He would find himself at a musical crossroads in 1989 while paying his last respects to his grandfather at his childhood church. A soloist at the funeral played a hymn on guitar that connected him to his grandfather, elders and ancestors in the Blues

Brother Yusef approaches the blues from a musical, spiritual and social context. He is quoted as saying, “for African Americans blues has been about  survival, healing and freedom. ”

Brother Yusef has gained worldwide recognition performing at various blues and music festivals, social dance events and concert performances both nationally and internationally. He takes his audience on a musical journey from a backwoods jook joint to the fiery emotions of the sanctified church.

Find out more at http://brotheryusef.weebly.com/

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Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

Originally from Houston, Texas, Teresa is based in Los Angeles where she has assembled a group of some of the top LA based touring and session musicians in her band, The Rhythm Tramps. They have been working in the LA area and at blues festivals and clubs throughout the US and Europe for many years. For the last 12 years, the band has also been a favorite on Delbert McClinton's Sandy Beaches Blues Cruise.

She has released 9 CDs - her most recent, BONAFIDE, was released in October 2016 and has received great reviews and lots of airplay - the first week it was out, it went straight to #15 on the blues Roots Music Report and to #1 on the country blues chart!

She has performed live with such legendary artists as Levon Helm, Delbert McClinton, Eric Burdon, Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro, Big Al Anderson, Kirk Whalum, and many others. Her voice is featured on albums by Randy Newman, Eric Burdon, Tommy Castro, Bill Medley, and Walter Trout, among others. She has also sung for television and movie soundtracks; She and her band were featured in the Disney movie and soundtrack for "HOLES".

Teresa's band is an eclectic mix of Los Angeles based musicians who have worked with a wide range of artists including: Jimmy Reed, Eric Burdon, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Warnes, Was Not Was, Johnny Nash and many, many others.

LA Blues 2018_Blues Dancing_Los Angeles_Teresa James and the Rhythm TrampsFind out more at http://www.teresajames.com/

DJs

Jacob Canon
Jeremy Carberry
Katie Belsky
Whitton Frank

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Jacob Canon
LA Blues Dancing Workshop - Blues Music DJ: Jacob Canon
Bio Coming Soon

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Jeremy Carberry
LA Blues Dancing Workshop - Blues Music DJ: Jeremy Carberry
Bio Coming Soon

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Katie Belsky
LA Blues Dancing Workshop - Blues Music DJ: Katie Belsky
Bio Coming Soon

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Whitton Frank
LA Blues Dancing Workshop - Blues Music DJ: Whitton Frank
Whitton is originally from breezy San Francisco, where she learned vintage ballroom, but she learned Lindy and Blues at college in Pittsburgh, PA and never looked back. She got her start Djing blues at some of the late night house parties in Pittsburgh and then moved onto events like End of the Month Blues and Saturday Late Night Blues. She loves both classical and contemporary blues music and artists and tries to reflect that when she DJs. She has spun in cities all over the US, Europe and beyond.